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Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By AllenS
Re: Soundgarden's touring drummer is now Matt C..

IIRC, he was a member of Candlebox in the mid-90s and is now mainly a studio/session player in the Seattle area.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By AllenS
Soundgarden's touring drummer is now Matt C..

No, not Cameron. The other Matt C...;)


Both share the same first name and last initial, both are great...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By AllenS
Re: Vinnie ... the drummers drummer

The thing that gets me about Vinnie is his phrasing. Especially on albums like "Thanks to Frank" (not Frank Zappa, but that guitarist who played with him-his full name escapes me): he's off-the-hook...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,899
Posted By AllenS
Re: Was Lars' double-bass on the track Dyers Eve a fraud?

I like Metallica a lot. They wrote some really great tunes in the 80s and 90s (I actually like Load and Reload a lot as well!) But listening to them live these days, combined with the very slow pace...
Forum: Drummers 03-30-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By AllenS
Re: Nick Menza

Honestly, Dave says that about everyone who is in his band at a particular point in time.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By AllenS
Re: Advice on what songs to play/learn

If you have or are going to get a double bass pedal; learn Motley Crue's "Live Wire." Many a drummer have gotten their basic double bass chops together on that song.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 41,609
Posted By AllenS
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I agree with this; Smith is a rock drummer who plays things with some funk flavor.

That being said, his early work with RHCP sounds great to my ears.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,592
Posted By AllenS
Re: Is it bad to have little or no individuality?

True enough, though there are an awful lot of wannable clones of famous/influential players out there.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 115,428
Posted By AllenS
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

Excellent choice for Toto, too!
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 115,428
Posted By AllenS
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

Jack Irons
Jason McGerr
JR Robinson
Denny Fongheiser
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 41,609
Posted By AllenS
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Neil Peart is not even close to being the "best" drummer.

And I say that as a Rush fan who's seen them live twice.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,390
Posted By AllenS
Re: groove vs chops?

If you listen closely, it often takes a great deal of technique to groove well. Articulation, beat placement, subtle brushes of the hi-hat, ghost notes, consistency, how clean your playing is, and...
Forum: Drummers 03-27-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,360
Posted By AllenS
Re: Ian Paice

Definitely one of the better players in that style of music, from that time period.

Good hands, and great swing to his playing.
Forum: Drummers 03-27-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 46,239
Posted By AllenS
Re: Tony Williams

IMO, he's one of the most important drummers of all time. A prodigy, an innovator, and truly ahead of his time.
Forum: Drummers 03-27-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 156,223
Posted By AllenS
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta

Where to start with VC...man...

It's not just that he was in another universe technically, musically, and rhythmically from the beginning of his professional career.

It's not just that he was a...
Forum: Drummers 03-27-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 149,077
Posted By AllenS
Re: Derek Roddy here!

Hey Derek,

What I love about your attitude is that you are willing to play anything from death metal (which you're most known for) to jazz, fusion, and progressive rock, among many other styles!...
Forum: Drummers 03-27-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 1,774,253
Posted By AllenS
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

Hi Gavin,

First, thank you so much for graciously answering questions on this forum, and for providing such thoughtful and humble responses. It really means a lot to me, and I'm sure it's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,733
Posted By AllenS
Re: Just how much DO drummers make?

I wouldn't be surprised if a solid majority of professional, full-time musicians-including drummers-also have "day jobs."
Forum: Drummers 12-26-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,916
Posted By AllenS
Re: any love for Topper ?

One of the most underrated drummers ever, IMO.

Always played interesting, musical grooves and fills that were often signature parts of the songs themselves.
Forum: Drummers 12-26-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,507
Posted By AllenS
Re: Chad Szeliga

Big fan of Chad's as well from the Breaking Benjamin days...nice to see him still groovin' his butt off with BLS.

He and Daniel Adair are two of my favorite contemporary hard rock drummers. Both...
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